how can I help motivate my bipolar brother?

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koi collector
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/4/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
hi,
I'm normally part of the arthritis group but today I need help with my brothers bi polar.
He's been diagnosed BP in the last 6 months, previous issues with anxiety, alcohol, endured the suicide of 2 people (1 family member, 1 lover). his meds are still in flux and he can barely get up and do anything.
how can i motivate my brother to anything?
I know BP and depression cause difficult to slove proplems but these issues are ripping my family apart.
thank you for any new ideas.
 

serafena
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   Posted 1/5/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi koi collector,

Let me point you to the Bipolar Resources Thread:
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=13&m=350839

If you page down you'll find a section specifically for Family and Friends, and there are several websites and books designed for those of you who deal with the disordered person.

Our board focuses more on people who actually have bp. Please feel free to pass the link on to your brother.

Good luck,
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar and Depression Forums
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


koi collector
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 1/5/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   

serafena, 

I appreciate the links.

I wish this discussion group would be friendlier to people not directly suffering from BP. In the arthirtis group, great things come from arthritis suffers and family and friends looking to help. I was looking forward to getting some insight from people living with BP and people standing by others with BP. 2 perscective on this issue would have been better than 1.

I guess I'll go back to the sidelines.

Thank you.


serafena
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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Koi,

I don't like to brush you off, certainly. We used to be open to all who wanted to discuss bipolar, but unlike the arthritis group, many people touched by those suffering with bipolar are angry, scornful and accusative. While that certainly wasn't the case for everyone, we fielded enough angry posters that we decided to limit our discussions. I do hope you'll understand.

Best of luck,
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar and Depression Forums
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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